Emenike Agamu, known in the underworld as ‘General Red Scorpion’ and the fourth in-command in the Don Wani cult gang, has surrendered his arms to security operatives in Owerri, the Imo State capital, TheNation reports.
Members of the group, after the Omuku killings in Rivers state on New Year’s Day, were declared wanted and its leader, John Igwedibe (aka Don Wani) was gunned down in Enugu by security agents.
His younger brother was shot dead days later.
It was later found out that the group had bases across the Southsouth and Southeast, including the Imo riverine community which borders Rivers State.
Agamu, who is among the suspected cultists declared wanted by the Rivers State government, surrendered alongside other Don Wani boys who had earlier rejected the government’s amnesty offer.
Red Scorpion confessed that the militant group killed many people and blew up many oil pipelines.
The group submitted explosives, rocket launchers and high calibre rifles, such as AK47, among others.
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha said the development would ensure lasting peace in the oil producing areas.
“It is very shocking to note that most of the activists of the Avengers and those of Don Wani operatives are our sons and daughters and their surrendering arms will end the security challenges we have in the Ohaji/Egbema, Awara and the rest of the areas where people have been on self-exile for many years,” Okorocha said.
“Today, we are welcoming back our brothers and sisters who have remained in the creeks and forest for so many years, perpetuating all kinds of evil, killing and maiming human beings.